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In budget negotiation, 24 is a crowd

House Speaker Thom Tillis appointed 23 legislators, or nearly one-third of Republican House members, to the conference committee that will sign off on the budget compromise with the Senate. Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary is leading the House conference committee.

The Senate has six conferees, with Sen. Pete Brunstetter of Winson-Salem leading the team.

The House and Senate each passed $20.6 billion budgets, but negotiators must work out numerous policy differences.

Update: The stop-gap budget is real. The Senate budget committee will meet Tuesday morning with a continuing resolution on its agenda.


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